Ismael Cala Reminds Authors about Upcoming Amazon Literary Contest
Writers can submit works from July 1 to August 31
MIAMI, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Second Literary Prize Contest for Indie Authors in Spanish, organized by Amazon, will run this year from July 1 to August 31.
“This is a unique opportunity for new writers,” said Ismael Cala, ambassador for the contest for the United States and Latin America.
From July 1 to August 31, authors can upload their work to Amazon’s KDP platform (https://kdp.amazon.com). They will have control over the entire publishing process, from designing the cover to setting the price, and can even make a print copy available to their readers by using Createspace.
Books will be assessed based on creativity, originality and quality of writing, and five finalists will be selected. The winner will then be chosen, who will have the opportunity to be published in a print edition by the publishing house “La Esfera de los Libros,” and to be translated and published in English in digital, audio and print format by AmazonCrossing.
“I am delighted to work with Amazon to extend the reach of authors and books in Spanish in the United States and Latin America,” said Ismael Cala on announcing the contest. “I have interviewed hundreds of writers on the CALA show in CNN en Espanol, and I am committed to the written word in all of its formats.”
About Ismael Cala
Ismael Cala, host of the CALA show in CNN en Espanol, has more than 25 years of media experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States and Mexico. His books “El poder de escuchar” [The Power of Listening] (2013) and “Un buen hijo de P” (2014) have become best sellers in Latin America and the United States. Ismael directs the digital magazine “Cala 3.0” and publishes a weekly column in more than 30 newspapers and magazines.
For more information, please visit: www.amazon.com/concursoindie